Dealing with artifact-centric systems: a process mining approach

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Abstract

Process mining provides a series of techniques to analyze business processes based on execution data in enterprises. It has been successfully applied to classical processes on WFM/BPM systems, in which one process execution consists of events attached with the same case id. However, existing process mining techniques suffer from problems when dealing with artifact-centric systems, such as ERP and CRM, in which a business process involves a set of interacting artifacts and a case notion for the whole process is missing. Some typical problems are convergence and divergence in XES logs, and lost interactions between multiple instances in process models. Existing artifact-centric approaches try to address these problems, but have not yet solved them satisfactorily. For instance, one has to pick an instance notion in each artifact, the description of the end-to-end behavior is distributed over multiple diagrams, and the interactions between the data perspective and the behavioral perspective are not explicitly presented. This paper proposes a set of new techniques, such as a novel log format and a novel modeling language, to enable process mining for artifact-centric systems.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationRostock, Germany, May 24thto 25th, 2018.
EditorsMichael Fellmann, Kurt Sandkuhl
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Pages80-84
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018) - Rostock, Germany
Duration: 24 May 201825 May 2018
Conference number: 9
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2097/

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2097
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018)
Abbreviated titleEMISA 2018
CountryGermany
CityRostock
Period24/05/1825/05/18
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Enterprise resource planning
Modeling languages

Keywords

  • Artifact-centric systems
  • Event logs
  • Object-centric
  • Process mining
  • Process models

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Li, G., & de Carvalho, R. M. (2018). Dealing with artifact-centric systems: a process mining approach. In M. Fellmann, & K. Sandkuhl (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018): Rostock, Germany, May 24thto 25th, 2018. (pp. 80-84). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2097). CEUR-WS.org.
Li, Guangming ; de Carvalho, Renata Medeiros. / Dealing with artifact-centric systems : a process mining approach. Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018): Rostock, Germany, May 24thto 25th, 2018. . editor / Michael Fellmann ; Kurt Sandkuhl. CEUR-WS.org, 2018. pp. 80-84 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).
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Li, G & de Carvalho, RM 2018, Dealing with artifact-centric systems: a process mining approach. in M Fellmann & K Sandkuhl (eds), Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018): Rostock, Germany, May 24thto 25th, 2018. . CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 2097, CEUR-WS.org, pp. 80-84, 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018), Rostock, Germany, 24/05/18.

Dealing with artifact-centric systems : a process mining approach. / Li, Guangming; de Carvalho, Renata Medeiros.

Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018): Rostock, Germany, May 24thto 25th, 2018. . ed. / Michael Fellmann; Kurt Sandkuhl. CEUR-WS.org, 2018. p. 80-84 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2097).

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Li G, de Carvalho RM. Dealing with artifact-centric systems: a process mining approach. In Fellmann M, Sandkuhl K, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2018): Rostock, Germany, May 24thto 25th, 2018. . CEUR-WS.org. 2018. p. 80-84. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).